What Do You Value?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

As Abraham looked for a tomb in which to bury his wife, Sarah, Ephron offered to give him the cave of Machpelah. If Abraham was like many bargain-hunters today, he would have accepted this offer. But he had higher standards. He knew that the cave would only have value if he paid the “full price.” For Abraham wanted to make an investment in something that was important to him.

Unfortunately, some people do not understand the importance of value, in their attitude toward property, or even toward the things of God. They look for quick returns and cheap profit, for as little effort as possible. They make offerings that are not real sacrifices, or meaningful investments. Then, they wonder why they have not been blessed by Him.

The Bible reminds us of the importance of value, particularly in our relationship with God. Jesus said that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” He warned us not to “store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:19-21).

Today, ask God to show you what you value in your life. Think about what you are doing with your time, talent, and treasure. Are you investing in the Kingdom of God, or in the pleasures of this world, or things that will not last? Make sure that you place your highest value on serving God. Make a sacrificial investment of real value in His Kingdom.